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Disrupt Radio is a national talk radio show covering crowdfunding, businesses and technology leaders who are pushing the envelope and changing the world. Host, Cynthia Nevels interviews innovators, entrepreneurs and visionaries who dish the goods and share successful tips you can use. The live show airs on BlogTalkRadio.com each Tuesday from 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CT or on demand at www.disruptradio.com.

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Tips for Creating a Successful Equity Crowdfunding Campaign in Texas ThinkCrowdFund Chief Crowdfunding Strategist and host of Disrupt Radio, Cynthia Nevels, joins equity crowdfunding portal, TruCrowd, Chief Executive Officer, Vicent Petrescu to talk to leading experts who share tips for managing a successful equity crowdfunding raise online. Guests Nathan Roach, CEO of MassVenture and Danny Kelman, CEO fo CrowdBoarders shares inside tips for successfuly raising capital online via...
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Tips for Selecting the Right Crowdfunding Portal ThinkCrowdFund Chief Crowdfunding Strategist and host of Disrupt Radio, Cynthia Nevels, joins equity crowdfunding portal, TruCrowd, Chief Executive Officer, Vicent Petrescu to talk to leading experts who share tips for making sure you choose the right portal for your raise. Crowdfunding is not a one size fits all opportunity. Guests Lance McNeill, author and crowdfunding expert and Nancy Hayes, Co-Founder of MoolaHoop, share tips on choosing...
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Cowboys and Crowdfunding Episode 2: Peer-to-Peer Lending in Texas: What are the Options ThinkCrowdFund Chief Crowdfunding Strategist and host of Disrupt Radio, Cynthia Nevels, joins equity crowdfunding portal, TruCrowd, Chief Executive Officer, Vicent Petrescu to talk to leading experts who share tips on understanding crowdlending or peer-to-peer lending online in Texas. Guests Viktoria Krane, CEO of Lendoor and Abe Chu, co-founder and CPO of NextSeed, explain what peer to peer lending...
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Top 10 Tips to Remember When Selling Shares Online in Texas ThinkCrowdFund Chief Crowdfunding Strategist and host of Disrupt Radio, Cynthia Nevels, joins equity crowdfunding portal, TruCrowd, Chief Executive Officer, Vicent Petrescu to talk to leading experts who will share tips for understanding Texas' new Intrastate crowdfunding rules. Startup attorney and special guest, Kevin Vela, will share top 10 tips to remember to ensure you comply with regulations when selling shares in your...
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Jan 27, 2015 Disrupt Radio
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From hot grease to hot tempers, starting a food truck ins't as easy as it looks. Creating a business model, a business plan, raising capital and purchasing the right equipment are just the tip of the ice berg. Growing competition in the market, changing consumer tastes, and finding prime real estate can make or break your new food truck company. Learn from the pros on Disrupt Radio. Host, Cynthia Nevels, chats with Tracy Tolbert, owner of Chickcan Shaq On Da Run food truck, Fernando Marri...
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Jan 6, 2015 Disrupt Radio
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Texas has a new hot commodity and it's not cattle or oil. The startup culture in Texas has been awakened. Join us as we take a look at what's fueling more Texans to start their own businesses. Host Cynthia Nevels chats with Bradley Joyce, Founder of LauchDFW.com who will answer questions as to why Dallas/Fort Worth is a hot bed for startups. Join us Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 11:30am CT for another informative episode.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @DisruptiveView.
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Dec 2, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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Medical doctors attend school to learn how to heal and prevent disease. Managing a medical practice and all the administrative challenges can be overwhelming for those without experience owning a business or practice. Universities and colleges are designing programs to help change that. Host, Cynthia Nevels, talks to TCU's Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research, William Cron, to learn more about the program that's helping doctors become successful entrepreneurs. Cynthia will...
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Nov 18, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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A culinary artist since the age of 12, Chef Cassondra has continued the legacy of her family’s catering business, forging her own reputation as an innovative chef and community leader. She is best known for her healthier twist on traditional Southern cuisine, maximizing the flavor in her dishes while minimizing harmful ingredients.  In addition to her full-time business ventures, Cassondra’s pursuits include writing cook books, developing her own cooking show, and creating a grocery store...
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Nov 11, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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Creating an environment that recognizes and rewards innovative thinking and diversity is important. Women tend to work behind the scenes versus take on leadership roles for many reasons and some organizations are finding this behavior stifles innovation in the work place. Developing leadership skills in women is trending upward and host,Cynthia Nevels, talks to President & CEO of APEX Leadership Coaching, Sandi Mitchell to explore this topic. Join us Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 11:30am...
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Nov 4, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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Mark Roderick is one of the leading Crowdfunding lawyers in the United States. Representing real estate developers, funding portals, and other industry participants. He was one of the early adapters to Crowdfunding after three decades of representing entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries. Mr. Roderick speaks about Crowdfunding regularly across the country and maintains a widely-read Crowdfunding blog.  Host, Cynthia Nevels, talks to Mark Roderick, to learn about Intrastate...
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Oct 28, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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The crowdfunding industry has experienced explosive growth since 2010.  Recent estimates indicate that crowdfunding platforms raised an excess of $5 billion dollars in 2013 alone, which is nearly twice the amount raised in 2012.  These platforms continue to receive media attention and gain acceptance from investors - offering developers new ways to finance projects and small investors a way in.  With this comes a host of legal questions and challenges.  Host, Cynthia Nevels, talks to Lewis...
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Oct 14, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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What will Intrastate equity crowdfunding look like in Texas and how will it impact local businesses and the statewide economy?  Host, Cynthia Nevels, talks to Nathan Roach, Founder of Ram Law Firm and Hall T. Martin, Director of Texas Entrepreneur Network to find out! Join us Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11:30am CT for another informative episode.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @DisruptiveView. 
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Oct 7, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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Have you ever said to yourself "I could make a movie if I only had the right funding"? The entertainment industry is a place where dreams are made, but not all movies. But wait, there is no need to cash in your lifetime savings and move to Hollywood to pitch an idea to studio executives who may not give you the green light to produce your movie. Crowdfunding is changing how movies are made by bringing professionals, movie fans and investors together to fund projects outside the...
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Sep 23, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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Economic development is essential to helping the American economy continue to expand and grow.  More and more corporations are turning to community colleges to utilize community resources to boost economic development and job growth.  Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program dedicated to helping small businesses grow through practical business education at no cost.  This program is disrupting small business development practices and changing how nonprofits and public partnerships...
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Aug 19, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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Social innovations are new strategies, concepts, ideas and organizations that meet social needs of all kinds. Today startups are adding social components to their business models in an effort to meet the growing social needs in education, health and community development. But, what are some of the pitfalls and what are investors doing to help meet the growing capital needs social entrepreneurs have today? Can social innovation work in a capitalist society? Kate Knight, Executive...
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Jul 15, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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Ilumi is disrupting the illumination industry one LED bulb at a time with a little help from friends. Ilumi was featured on ABCs Shark Tank in April 2014. Corey Egan is co-founder of Ilumi and they are changing the way you light your home and office. Corey joins host, Cynthia Nevels, to share tips on how entrepreneurs can go from 0 to 60 without losing what's most important, how to take advantage of crowdfunding, and the value in academic business plan competitions to help prepare you to...
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Apr 29, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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We're celebrating National Financial Literacy month with hot new episodes created to disspell the myths about finance. Host, Cynthia Nevels, chats with Daniel Garcia of BCL of Texas about new trends in business lending and community development. Where are banks sending their money? Is it your community? How can you access the capital you need to start your small business? Tune in to find out on April 29, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. CDT on Disrupt Radio. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for...
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Apr 8, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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U.S. Small Business Administration's Nancy Alvarez joins host, Cynthia Nevels to talk about new ideas, programs and services coming to help move women businesses forward. Join us live Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. CDT on Disrupt Radio. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for exclusive news and information. 
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Apr 1, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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April is Financial Literacy Month. #Public schools are integrating more financial education into curricula for children. What long-term impact will these programs have on public school children? What are the new legislative requirements in Texas and who's going to teach it? Disrupt Radio host, Cynthia Nevels, chats with the Texas Council on Economic Education President, Laura Ewing and Smarter Texas Director, Cindy Manzano about Texas' new legislation to learn more about why integrating...
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Mar 25, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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Helping small businesses figure out how to grow their business through government contracting can be tricky, but not for the experts. Tiko Hausman Reynolds, Committee Chair for Houston's Government Procurement Connections, Inc., and she and her team have a plan to change the procurement connections game. Disrupt Radio host, Cynthia Nevels, chats with the visionary to discover just what she has up her sleeve. Tune in live March 25, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. CDT. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for...
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Mar 11, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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Who's better at investing? Research shows women tend to do better when it comes to return on investment, statistically. When it comes to #crowdfunding, whether it's reward or donation, women appear to be taking charge. Will crowdfunding level the playing field for women investors and women business owners? Disrupt Radio host, Cynthia Nevels, chats with Brenda Bazan, Co-Founder of Moola-Hoop.com, a crowdfunding platform targeting women. Tune in Tuesday for another informative live episode....
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Mar 4, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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With the recent cyber attack on Kickstarter, the public can see small businesses are not immune to being hacked. How can small to midsize businesses protect their data and personal interests? What are the steps to evaluating how secure your business' data is and what are some tech tools to help? Host, Cynthia Nevels, will chat wtih two cyber security industry leaders Kim Evans, Co-Chair of TechStreet Houston and Yo Delmar, Vice President of GRC Solutions, MetricStream on March 4, 2014 at...
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Feb 25, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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A handful of startups now have four minutes to win it. HATCH pitch, the revolutionary startup pitch competition, announced the finalists for its upcoming March 10 event at #SXSW Interactive Startup Village. HATCH pitch is the revolutionary pitch competition for tech startup companies making life better. Host, Cynthia Nevels, talks to Hatch pitch founder Greg Wright to learn what it takes to incubate successful tech startups. Join us live Tuesday, February 25, 2014 for another insightful show....
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Feb 11, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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Finding funding for you small business is a process, sometimes, a technical process that can dehumanize the experience for some entrepreneurs. Traditionally, financial institutions don’t take into account why you started your business, the social impact your idea may have, or your level of passion. Disrupt Radio host, Cynthia Nevels, talks to leaders from the Ford Foundation, EquityNet and UC Berkeley's Dr. Richard Swart to find out how new technology, federal regulations and...
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Feb 4, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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What type of investor are you? How well do you trust yourself with money? Where does our belief about money come from? Disrupt Radio host, Cynthia Nevels, explores the world of money, investing and our behaviors with Victor Ricciardi, author of the new book “Investor Behavior: The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing.” Tune in for a comprehensive understanding and the latest research in the area of behaviorial finance and investor decision. Tune in Tuesday, 2/4/2014 at 11:30...
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Jan 28, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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Starting a small business is the first step. The second step is protecting your company, employees and your personal assets. Host, Cynthia Nevels, chats with Tommie Coleman of The Coleman Insurance Group to offer helpful money saving tips for purchasing commercial insurance for your small business. Tune in live Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. CST on #DisruptRadio.  
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Jan 14, 2014 Disrupt Radio
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Research shows entrepreneurs are optimistic about the future, but some remain conservative about taking risks in business. How can small businesses re-position themselves for growth in 2014? Host, Cynthia Nevels, talks to Amy Cosper Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine about the upcoming 2014 Growth Conference. She will provide tips to help entrepreneurs position themselves for growth and trends small businesses don't want to miss. Join us live January 14, 2014 at 11:30AM CST/12:30PM EST...
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Dec 31, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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 Join host, Cynthia "Go-To Lady" Nevels, on New Year's Eve for a look at the hottest and most useful #Tech and #Business news you can use. Cynthia will share her 2014 predictions on the hottest technology trends for small businesses live on Disrupt Radio and now live video webcast on DisruptTV live on Google Hangouts.
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Oct 22, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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What should small business owners do after a government shutdown? Our guest, Desmond Brown, Director of OSDBU for the Office of Personnel Management will provide tips for procuring government contracts as a small business and what to do to protect yourself against a federal shutdown. Airs live today on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 on Disrupt Radio at 11:30AM CST/ 12:30PM EST.
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Oct 8, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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October 1st will spawn open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. Millions of self-employed entrepreneurs, small employers and uninsured individuals will be able to find affordable health coverage - or not. Cynthia chats with the United States Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director, Marjorie McColl Petty, to help answer the questions you want to know. Just how affordable will the premium costs be, how will the technology work and where can listeners go to get...
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Sep 24, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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K2 CEO shares how web technology is changing the way we do business. K2 offers a complete software platform for creating forms, automating enterprise business processes, building SharePoint workflows and integrating Microsoft-based business solutions into SAP and other line-of-business systems. Host, Cynthia Nevels will chat with CEO, Adriaan van Wyk to get the scoop on why web technology is changing the way we do business across the globe. Tune in Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 11:30AM CT on...
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Sep 17, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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The Affordable Healthcare Program's Open Enrollment starts October 1, 2013. Finding insurance coverage and affordable premiums has gone high tech. Healthcare.gov is the new website where individuals and small businesses can evaluate providers, assess coverage and purchase health care products. Tune in Tuesday, September 17, 2013 for a sneak peek at the new online exchange and learn step-by-step how the new health care marketplace works. Live on Disrupt Radio.
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Aug 13, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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Power couple Paul and Stephanie Jarrett do everything together; they train together and they work together. They even raise capital together. In 2012, they launched a new company, Bulu Box and have since raised over $550,000.00 in investment capital. Paul and Stephanie chat with Cynthia to talk about how they are disrupting the vitamin supplement market and tools used to raise the capital needed to do it. Tune in Tuesday August 13, 2013 at 11:30am CT/12/30pm ET for our live broadcast. Sponsored...
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Aug 6, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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With the recent Yahoo! and Google acquisitions of smaller startups, we started to think about how M&A would impact the social media market. Crystal Washington, author of "The Social Media Why," chats with Cynthia Nevels to discuss where social media is headed, what busy small business owners need to know about using social media for their business and answers the question why we need it. Tune in August 6, 2013 for the live broadcast at 11:30AM CT/12:30PM ET on DisruptNews.com....
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Jul 9, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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The C-Radio Show is now Disrupt Radio, hosted by Cynthia Nevels. The show airs every Tuesday at 11:30AM Central and  features innovative businesses using technology to change the world. The Taste of Dallas kicks off this weekend. Are you thinking about starting your own restaurant? Cynthia talks to celebrity chef, Scott Jones, owner visionary and chef at Jack's Southern Comfort Food.  Scott is a longtime restaurant concept developer and has seen much success with creating winning restaurant...
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Jun 18, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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NOOK HD is the lightest and highest resolution 7 inch tablet with HD display and reading & entertainment. On tech-chic tuesdays, the third Tuesday of the month, Cynthia evaluates the hottest tech gadgets and apps on the market to determine if it's cool enough for girls. We're making it plain and simple for techie chics across the globe. Tune in on Tuesday June18, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. CST to learn more about Barnes and Noble NOOK HD color with Wi-Fi. Follow us on Facebook for the hottest news.
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Jun 11, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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John Hofmeister is the former CEO of Shell Oil Company and now serves as CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and Chairman of the National Urban League. He's the author of the book, "Why We Hate the Oil Companies." He chats with host, Cynthia Nevels, about the explosion in Waco, electric cars, OPEC, and alternative fuels. The global energy challenges are at a crucial state and the government has a role in what you pay at the pump. Tune in to hear this riveting episode June 11, 2013...
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May 28, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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Startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners are waiting for an answer from the SEC while searching for alternative sources of funding. Gary Lindner, President and CEO of PeopleFund talks to Cynthia about alternative funding for small businesses, microlending, the JOBS Act, crowdfunding and the SEC. Independent filmmaker and producer, Maribel De Leon, talks about her Kickstarter experience and what she learned from the IRS about capital invested in her film. Join us Tuesday, May 28, 2013...
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May 21, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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Small business owners, technology consultants, couriers, restaurant owners, graphic designers, truck drivers - you don't have to be tied to your desk anymore. Mobile offices are giving small businesses a slight edge because technology has afforded most small businesses the ability to operate on-the-go. This week, Cynthia will review eVoice.com - a telecommunications service owned by j2 Global, Inc. She will share insight on the features, benefits, functions and pricing to determine if it's hot...
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May 14, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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Join us for a very exciting show with guests Robyn O'Brien, author of "The Unhealthy Truth"; and Joel Salatin, author, speaker and infamous organic farmer whose farm was featured in Michael Pollan's NYT bestseller "Omnivore's Dilemma" and the award-winning documentary, Food Inc. Cynthia looks for answers as to how the Monsanto amendment and surprising legislative changes in D.C. may impact the U.S. food supply and quite possibly the economy. Tune in Tuesday May 14, 2013 at...
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May 7, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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Gary Schoeniger Talks about the Pivot in EntrepreneurshipGary Schoeniger talks about the mindset changes Americans need to undergo, the pivot entrepreneurs need to make in order to be successful microbusiness owners. Schoeniger is the co-founder and CEO of The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, (ELI) an organization dedicated to providing interactive entrepreneurship education programs for individuals and organizations worldwide. He'll share stories on what it takes to go global. Tune in...
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Apr 16, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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LivePlan is the first online business plan software that was created by actual business planning experts. On tech-chic Tuesdays, Cynthia talks to PaloAlto Software CEO, Sabrina Parsons and reviews LivePlan.com's features, benefits, functionality and price. Every third Tuesday we review the hottest tech gadgets and apps on the market to determine if it's cool enough for girls. We're making it plain and simple for tech chicks across the globe. Tune in Tuesday April 16, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. CST to...
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Apr 9, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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Great ideas are all around us. But why do some of the most disruptive ideas go to the grave with the inventor? Is it lack of resources, lack of confidence, or lack of knowledge. Are equity and angel investors creating an exclusive wealth club for certain groups? Tune in to The C-Radio Show as we talk with Tandalyn Weaver, Executive Director of The Entrepreneurs' Learning Center. She will help us answer the hard questions on the disparity in equity and wealth in America and what they are doing...
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Apr 2, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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The Sierra Club's mission is to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources. Cynthia talks to Stacy Bare, Director of Sierra Club's Mission Outdoors to chat about their efforts to expand the conservation movement by providing access to outdoor experiences for more people; along with building alliances and partnerships that involve diverse inner-city communities in protecting their natural heritage. We'll find out why getting more youth outdoors and caring...
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Mar 26, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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Houston's 2013 Government Procurement Connections kicks off March 27, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Cynthia chats with industry and government leaders on the importance of minority inclusion in the multi-billion dollar government contracting process. Tune in to hear this hot new episode on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. CST for an informative show. Follow us on Facebook for exclusive offers.
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Mar 19, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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Square is making commerce easy for everyone and they are even offering a free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, The Mobile Card Reader from Square allows anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime. Is this banging or bust? We'll find out on Tech-Chic Tuesdays, where Cynthia reviews the Square Wallet and Square Register's features and tools. Every third Thursday we review the hottest tech gadgets and apps on the market to determine if it's cool enough for girls....
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Mar 12, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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With Shonda Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal successes, all eyes are on Hollywood leading ladies. Not the ladies on camera, we're talking about the powerful female producers behind the camera. Cynthia talks to Hollywood producer, Cookie Carosella, about the business of producing Hollywood movies. It's not all fun and games. Her new independent film production, C.O.G., written and directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez,  is a feature film based on the essay by David Sedaris. The...
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Mar 5, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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  You have read the trending stories of random samaritans paying for shoes for the homeless, children using their allowance to pay for the groceries of an unsuspecting customer or anonymous patrons paying for Happy Meals for the car behind them in the drive through. Cynthia takes a look at the reasons why the acts of kindness are increasing in a questionable economy and the impact the acts have on the recipients. Are all recipients of kindness happy about the gifts? We'll talk to Brite...
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Feb 26, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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Often when a business fails, the problem is not necessarily the product or service, it is the owner. The C-Radio Show host, Cynthia Nevels talks to Terri Maxwell is an equity investor in small businesses and CEO of Succeed on Purpose, Inc. a platform for business, career and personal transformation, that was featured in the New York Times and Dallas Business Journal. Succeed on Purpose teaches professionals to find their purpose and provides those professionals with assistance to launch...
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Feb 19, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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Advanced. Intuitive. Simple. From the cutting edge technology inside to the stylish design that rests comfortably in your hand, the Galaxy S III makes everything you do easier. Share, multitask and interact with your device unlike anything you’ve experienced before—and on a brilliant 4.8” HD Super AMOLED™ display. New in 2013, Tech-Chic Tuesdays, the third Tuesday of the month, Cynthia evaluates the hottest tech gadgets and apps on the market to determine if it's cool enough for girls....
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Feb 5, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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Infórmate DFW Magazine is a Latin lifestyle and business publication which features up and coming Hispanic leaders and lifestyle. Publisher, Silvia Villareal talks business, entertainment, technology and lifestyle in the Hispanic community and how most media miss the mark when it comes to communicating with the Hispanic community. Join us February 5, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. and follow us on Facebook.com for the hottest business, technology and economic news. 
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Jan 15, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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Beats Pro headphones are designed for sound engineers, musicians, and those who take sound seriously. They’re the headphones that artists like Will.i.am use in the studio, and are designed to deliver the same level of emotion and power the artist originally intended. New in 2013, Tech-Chic Tuesday, the third Tuesday of the month, Cynthia evaluates the hottest tech gadgets and apps on the market to determine if it's cool enough for girls. We're making it plain and simple for techie chics...
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Jan 8, 2013 Disrupt Radio
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Steve Mariotti is the founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Steve's an expert in entrepreneurship education who has helped young people develop marketable skills by learning about entrepreneurship for more than 25 years. Steve's latest books Entrepreneurship: Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship: Starting and Operating a Small Business are focusing on college students looking to enhance their college learning experience. Cynthia chats with Steve about passion,...
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Dec 18, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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Money Fears Plague Americans: Study from Quicken and Intuit A recent study by Intuit shows Americans’ attitudes towards their finances is plagued with fear. Quicken released results from a study, commissioned by Intuit and Quicken, examining the emotion toll that stress about money can have on people. Of those surveyed: 52% in the workforce fear being unable to retire by age 65. One in three admits to losing sleep over money woes. Nearly 20% hide their debt from others. 15% avoid opening...
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Dec 11, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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Christopher Walker is a serial entrepreneur with an extensive background in software development and technological innovations.  Combined with his problem solving abilities, he is one of the brightest tech startup founders in Atlanta. He is the founder of Reserv.Me & SalonsOPEN.com, booking platforms and he'll share more web designing and programming trends; along with current marketing challenges software developers and product managers are facing. Tune in December 11, 2012 for this...
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Dec 4, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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At some point you have yelled at your flat screen television while watching ABC's Shark Tank and shouted "what were they thinking?" Launching a new product is not easy for innovative startups. Host, Cynthia Nevels, talks to one of the world's foremost leading venture capitalists and marketing experts on the top mistakes startups make when it comes to launching a sound product. Join us for lunch on 12/4/2012 at 11:30AM Central to hear Cheryl Cheng, Partner at BlueRun Ventures in Menlo...
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Nov 27, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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The pros and cons of building a cloud based company in the highly competitive recruiting industry to match MBA grads to fulfilling job opportunities requires a strong value proposition in a high unemployment market and moderately volatile economy. Chris Motley is the co-founder of Better Weekdays, a job matching platform that provides top-tier MBA students and recent graduates access to curated career opportunities from companies that don't traditionally recruit on campus. Tune in Tuesday...
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Nov 13, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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Johnny Earle, aka Johnny Cupcakes, turned a simple idea, joke, and hobby into a multi-million dollar business using nontraditional business methods and innovative marketing strategies. John Harthorne is the Founder and CEO of MassChallenge, left his job at Bain & Company to start an accelerator and competition designed to catalyze a startup renaissance by connecting high-impact startups from around the world with the resources they need to launch and succeed. The share their secrets to...
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Sep 25, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), informally referred to as Obamacare, is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, it represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. What will the changes in Obamacare really mean for small business owners? Cynthia chats with Elizabeth...
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Sep 18, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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The development of young professional leaders is essential to the future prosperity for many cities. Cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Colorado and Houston have created leadership for young professionals to ensure businesses maintain a pipeline of qualified civic, business and political leaders. Dallas' 5th Annual Leadership Development Conference happens September 22, 2012. Cynthia talks to local leaders who are working to prepare professionals to Connect ideas, Build solutions and Share...
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Sep 11, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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Women in Business: Minority Certification Trends Are you a business owner? Are you a woman? Is your business certified as a WBE? Our guest defines WBE certification, trends in the industry and provides insight on rules for minority certifications? Is there value in certification? Host, Cynthia Nevels talks to Debbie Hurst, President of Women's Business Council - Southwest to find out. Tune in September 11, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. CDT.
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Aug 28, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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It's never to soon to start planning for the future. Host, Cynthia Nevels talks to marketing, communications and PR experts Ann Ranson and Stephanie Ward about top 10 tips for creating new marketing strategies for your business. Ann Ranson specializes in creating Civil Cultures. She is committed to civil behavior, which she describes as being full of respect, compassion, honesty, authenticity and curiosity. Tune in Tuesday 8/28/2012 at 11:30 a.m. CDT to learn the latest trends and tools from...
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Jun 19, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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Is your idea worth millions? Have your funding requests gone unanswered? Do you believe you have the next Facebook or Zynga? Garrett Johnson, Co-Founder of SendHub.com which recently secured $2 million in VC capital and Trice Johnson, founder of SmazIT.com will share lessons learned and top three steps to creating a winning VC pitch. Join us for lunch on June 19, 2012 at 11:30AM CST for this inside look into the world of venture capital investment and startups.
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Jun 5, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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What do Fortune 500 companies like FedEx, Staples, Whole Foods, Outback and Apple have in common? They each got their start using creative capital from a mix of United States government funds and private bank investors. Finding creative community investment funds for startups isn't reserved for the wealthy. Using government funds to kick-start economic development in underserved communities isn't a new idea. We'll talk to philanthropists, venture capitalists and community investors who...
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Apr 10, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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Procuring government contracts is not as easy as it looks or is it? Your local, state and national U.S. government spend billions of dollars every year and consistently search for qualified small businesses to buy from but the process can sometimes be daunting and confusing. All around the United States events are hosted to help small businesses learn how to research, bid and win government contracts. Cynthia talks to Helen Callier, Committee Chair of Government Procurement Connections 2012...
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Apr 3, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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Houston Money Week is coming soon to the University of Houston campus. Consumers who attend Houston Money Week events can learn first-hand information about financial and money management. Houston Money Week is a financial education and public awareness campaign scheduled for April 9 - 15, 2012. Houston Money Week is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Cynthia talks to Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Area Vice President, Donald Bowers; Frank Kelley, Associate...
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Mar 20, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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Dr. Ash Nadkarni, is a resident physician in the department of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center and the co-founder of Appguppy Mobile, a service that helps people design and distribute cross-platform mobile applications in 5 mintues. Cynthia chats with Dr. Nadkarni to find what new with mobile apps and new innovations we can look forward to seeing in 2012. Join us for lunch on March 20, 2012 at 11:30AM CST on The C-Radio Show.
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Feb 27, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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The Tebow Effect: Part II with Dani Johnson THE BIG TURNAROUND The global economy creates a competitive environment that can overwhelm startup entrepreneurs. More and more celebrities, entrepreneurs and executives are incorporating spiritual principles and values into their business to help them cope and overcome trials.  We’ll talk to Dani Johnson about what principles she relied on to help her overcome challenges and make the “big turnaround” in her life. Tune in on a special day,...
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Feb 7, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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The richest stories about entrepreneurial success often come from the most humble beginnings. Diann Valentine, star of WE tv's "I Do Over" shares her candid rags to riches story on how she built a successful business turning fantasies into reality. Join Cynthia for lunch on February 7, 2012 for this exciting and inspirational story at 11:30AM CST right here on The C-Radio Show.
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Jan 24, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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  Chicago's Governor, Pat Quinn is taking a proactive approach to economic development in his state. In 2011, Quinn appointed Marc Lane to serve as Chairman of the state's new task force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise. Cynthia chats with Marc Lane and Dr. Marc Spencer, CEO for Juma Ventures to find out what challenges the states face when it comes to supporting social innovation and budget cuts. Can other states learn something? Join Cynthia for lunch on The C-Radio...
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Jan 10, 2012 Disrupt Radio
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Attorney turned spiritual coach is helping women all over the world learn how to create the millionaire mindset. Camille Walker is the creator of The Millionaire Mindset for Women and, like NFL superstar Tim Tebow, she is not ashamed of integrating spiritual beliefs into her daily business dealings. She's calling on more women to do the same. Cynthia has a provocative discussion the hot duo who's making women take a second look at their business and spiritual paths. Join Cynthia, Camille Walker...
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Dec 13, 2011 Disrupt Radio
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  John Edwards, Founder of Genesis Dream Board, talks to Cynthia about his technology that helps people place their dreams and goals in the clouds. Placing your dreams and goals in the clouds may not be a bad idea or is it? Join us for lunch December 13, 2011 at 11:30 AM CT / 12:30 PM ET.
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Dec 6, 2011 Disrupt Radio
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Last season's Bloomberg TVs "TechStars" elite startup boot camp contestant and co-founder of ToVieFor, Melanie Moore, has a candid discussion with C-Radio Show host, Cynthia Nevels, on the state of women in technology and why leveling the playing field in heels can be fun, exciting and a little misleading. Melanie Moore who's now owner of Elizabeth & Clarke, a Tech/Fashion startup in NYC gives a behind the scenes dose of reality you don't want to miss. Join us for lunch...
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Nov 29, 2011 Disrupt Radio
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Tips for working off the extra pounds during the holidays and business tips on beefing up your personal training business during the holidays. Cynthia talks to Toy Laster, co-owner of Choice Training Fitness Group and Shane O'Hearn, pro body builder and personal trainer to the stars who will share entertaining and humorous tips for watching the calories, integrating realistic workouts and minimizing drastic weight gain over the holidays. They'll offer helpful tips on what it takes to start your...
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Nov 15, 2011 Disrupt Radio
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  Cynthia talks to Wayne Sutton, one of eight entrepreneurs featured in CNN's Black in America 4 -  Silicon Valley The New Promised Land with Soledad O'Brien. Wayne sets the record straight on minorities in technology and shares insight on Black Americans who are accelerating entrepreneurship and innovation across the U.S. Join us for lunch on November 15, 2011 at 11:30 AM CT/ 12:30pm ET.